Justice Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani, a retired judge of the Bombay High Court, was appointed as the new Lokayukta of Maharashtra.
He succeeded Justice (retd.) PB Gaikwad, whose term as Lokayukta ended on 1 July 2014.
Justice Tahaliyani is a well-known personality. He is often called as a Green Jugde, due to his passion for nature. He had presided over several high-profile trials, including the 26/11 attacks, Gulshan Kumar murder and the money laundering case involving businessman Hasan Ali.
He was lauded by Supreme Court of India for the manner in which he conducted the trial proceedings and maintained the record of the Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab versus State of Maharashtra case.